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'Star Wars' Director Reveals He Named A Planet After A Misspelled Starbucks Cup

"She gives me the drink and I was like, 'That sounds like Star Wars.'"
03/28/2017 02:09pm ET
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We all know Starbucks baristas have a curious habit of misspelling names on cups. But it’s not every day their bloopers end up in a feature film.

In a new interview with CNN, “Star Wars: Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards revealed how he came up with the name for Scarith, an imaginary planet introduced in December’s blockbuster movie.

“I go over to get a coffee from Starbucks. I’m thinking, ‘What could be the name? It could be this. Maybe we could use that?’ Then at the very end, she gives me the drink and they must have asked my name and I must have said, ‘It’s Gareth,’ but they heard ‘Scarif.’ They wrote Scarif on the cup and I was like, ‘That sounds like Star Wars.’”

We always knew those latte vessels were inspiring. And we can’t wait for the new heroine “Gessika.”

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